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North District Seniors Championship

for the

Macallan Trophy

Boat of Garten G.C., Friday 15th September 2017

Closing Date for Entries: Wednesday 6th September 2017

RULES & CONDITIONS

1.

The competitions are open to amateur male golfers who are 55 or over at 00:00 hours on 15th September 2017, in possession of a CONGU handicap, and who are members of an affiliated Golf Club in the North District of the Scottish Golf.

2.

The competitions will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R & A Rules Limited.

3.

Each competition will be over 18 holes and the lowest scores will win the various prizes.

4.

Each competition is governed by the Executive of the North District and the Executive will make decisions, and settle disputes, such decisions and settlements being final.

5.

The competitions will be: (a) Lowest Scratch. Prizes for the winner - The Macallan Trophy, Silver Medal and voucher for £100. Those placed 2nd and 3rd will gain vouchers for £80 and £60. (b) Scratch and Handicap prizes in each of three age classes: A (55-64), B (65-70)  and C (71+)years of age. Ages are those on the day of the competition. Prizes in each class are Scratch Winner £50 voucher and Handicap 1st, 2nd and 3rd vouchers for £50, £40, and £30. Winners of the top three scratch prizes shall not also win their age-group scratch prizes.  Scratch prize winners shall not be eligible to win handicap prizes in addition.'

6.

The competitions will be played at Boat of Garten Golf Club on Friday 15th September 2017.

7.

The closing date for entries will be Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 17:00 hours, by which time an entry, to be accepted, must be in the hands of the Secretary of the North District. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that an entry is received by the Secretary by the due time on the due date. The Secretary will be the sole arbiter of compliance with this requirement, and no correspondence nor discussion will be entered into with regard to the decision in this respect.

8.

All entries must include Full Name, Address, Date of Birth, Contact Telephone Number, Home Club and Exact Handicap. Forms of entry will be in the hands of all Secretaries of member clubs in the North District not later than 28 February 2017. Similar forms will be in the hands of the Secretary of the North District not later than 28 February 2017. The form of entry requires to be signed by the entrant and also by the Secretary of the Home Club, whose signature certifies the bona fides of the entrant and the accuracy of his exact handicap.

9.

The entry fee is £15 and will not be refunded in any circumstances other than balloting out hereunder.

10.

Forms of entry and Rules and Conditions will be posted on the North District Website (www.sgunorthgolf.com) by 28th February 2017 and may be downloaded.

11.

A competitor is not permitted to withdraw at any stage of the competition except for emergency reasons or medical circumstances explained to and accepted by the Executive. A competitor failing to notify the Executive in person of his withdrawal before departing the competition venue will be subject to an automatic one year ban from all North District events, such ban also to apply if such withdrawal is not accepted as aforesaid. Only in exceptional circumstances and on appeal to the Executive will the ban be uplifted.

12.

Late entries will be placed on a reserve list, for admission to the competition in the event of a withdrawal or otherwise at the discretion of the Executive.

13.

The draw for play will be made and published on the website (www.sgunorthgolf.com) and in the Press & Journal not later than Tuesday 12th September 2017. No preferred tee times will be granted. The Executive will endeavour to comply with travelling arrangements specified, but accepts no obligation to do so.

14.

Caddies will be permitted and buggies may be used.

15.

The Macallan Trophy remains the property of the North District. It will be held by the Golf Club of the winner, and that winner and his Golf Club will be jointly responsible for returning it to the Secretary of the North District not later than 21st January 2018. Having had the Trophy engraved.

16.

Competitors to arrange their own practice round with the club.

17.

The Executive reserves the right to fix a maximum number of entries, and to ballot out in ascending order of handicap. The entry fee of an entrant balloted out will be returned.

18.

A tie for the Macallan Trophy will be decided by a play-off over two holes, thereafter sudden death played immediately. Any other tie for first place will be decided by matching scorecards, otherwise known as countback. A tie for the lesser places will be decided by countback.

19.

Distance Measuring Devices will be allowed.

20.

The Executive reserves the right to amend or add to these Rules in order to achieve a result.                          

21.

The requisite details of the Secretary of the North District are: Mr Peter Abbott, Honorary Secretary, SGU North District Golf Association, 21 Manse Rd, Nairn, Highland, IV12 4RW, Tel: 01667 453625.

Entry Form
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North District Seniors Championship
for the
Macallan Trophy

Boat of Garten G.C., Friday 15th September 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017

 
Full Name:


Address &
Post Code:


Date of Birth:


Contact Tel:


Email:


Home Club:
Exact Handicap:                                 CDH No.:

I enclose the entry fee of £15.00 - cheque only please. (Please make cheques payable to:                "SGU - North District")

I declare that I have read the attached championship Rules & Conditions and the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R & A Rules Limited and have conformed with them in all respects and that I am eligible under the conditions of the championship. I confirm that all above information is correct to the best of my knowledge.


Signature:

 
Certificate to be signed by the Secretary of the Home Club

I certify that the above details are correct as known to me and the entrant's exact handicap is...

Secretary's Signature:

Home Club Address:

Return to:
Mr Peter Abbott, Hon. Secretary, SGU North District Golf Association,
21 Manse Rd, Nairn, Highland, IV12 4RW